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Cleo Cranney

Cleo Cranney

Female 1890 - 2002  (111 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 94 ancestors and 9 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Cleo Cranney 
    Birth 13 Oct 1890  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 28 Aug 1919  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWCW-FG8 
    Death 30 Sep 2002  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 5 Oct 2002  Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I108608  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Willard Duane Cranney,   b. 24 Aug 1848, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Mar 1941, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Harriett "Hattie" Woolf,   b. 8 Jul 1862, Millville, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Oct 1896, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years) 
    Marriage 10 Aug 1882  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ira Parnell Hinckley,   b. 22 Apr 1889, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Nov 1984, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 95 years) 
    Marriage 3 Sep 1919  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harriet Hinckley,   b. 1 Oct 1920, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Dec 2002, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
     2. Josephine Hinckley,   b. 15 May 1922, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Dec 2021, Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 99 years)
     3. Parnell King Hinckley,   b. 11 Nov 1923, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jan 2000, Bellevue, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
    +4. Cleo Nell Hinckley,   b. 22 Aug 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Jun 2013, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
     5. David Narwyn Hinckley,   b. 4 Feb 1928, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Feb 1965, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)
     6. Marjorie Hinckley,   b. 25 Jun 1930, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Jun 2023, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years)
    Family ID F33294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2024 

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Oct 1890 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 28 Aug 1919 - LOGAN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 3 Sep 1919 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 30 Sep 2002 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 5 Oct 2002 - Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obituary: Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2002 1:45 p.m .

      The Deseret News, Tuesday, October 1, 2002:

      Cleo Hinckley dies at 111

      Cleo Cranney Hinckley, 111, Utah's oldest resident, died Monday, Sept. 3 0 , 2002, in Salt Lake City, just 13 days shy of her 112th birthday.

      She was born in Logan on Oct. 13, 1890, a few months before New York's E l lis Island opened as an emigration depot; just a few weeks after the L D S Church issued the Manifesto. She was 3 years old when the Salt Lake T em ple was dedicated and was 5 years old when Utah became a state. She wa s t he sixth child of Willard Duane Cranney, a pioneer who crossed the pl ain s to Utah at age 14 in 1862. Her mother, Hattie Woolf Cranney, died d urin g childbirth when Cleo was 6.

      She is survived by six children, 39 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildr e n and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

      "My mother lived a very contented life," Harriet Eliason, a daughter fr o m Delta, said. "She always felt fulfilled . . . she was very devout an d d evoted, never complained and didn't fear death."

      "She had really healthy habits," Gwen Church, Hinckley's granddaughter , t old the Associated Press. "And she never worried. She was just a rema rkab le little woman."

      A graduate of West High School, she was the top business student there a n d excelled at shorthand.

      In 1912, she was one the first two female missionaries for the LDS Chur c h to serve in Los Angeles. While on her mission, she helped many refuge e s from Mexico arrive in Los Angeles. In one of her primary classes, sh e h ad taught a young lad, Marion G. Romney, who later became a member o f th e First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint s (Mo rmon).

      Mrs. Hinckley attended Utah Agricultural College in Logan and later beca m e secretary to the president of the college. She also later worked a s a s ecretary for several Salt Lake City businesses.

      She married Parnell Hinckley on Sept. 19, 1919, shortly after his retu r n from World War I. Parnell is first cousin to LDS Church President Gor do n B. Hinckley. The young Hinckley family moved to Millard County wher e me mbers of his family had homesteaded farmland. They lost their farm d urin g the Great Depression, and the tough times took them to Beaver, the n t o Pine Point, Minn., where the Hinckleys worked as teachers on the Ch ippe wa Indian Reservation.

      The family then returned to Salt Lake City in 1930 and bought the hous e w here they would live for the rest of their lives.

      She had been employed briefly for the Works Projects Administration an d s erved on the Granite Stake Relief Society and Young Women's Mutual bo ards . She took care of her husband in the years preceding his death in 1 984 a t age 95.

      A grandson, Lonnie Eliason, said she never learned to drive a car and w a s content to stay at home.

      Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-2 p.m., between Gener a l Conference sessions, at the LDS Fairmont Ward, 2465 S. 800 East. Frie nd s may call from noon-1 p.m., before the services. There will be no Fri da y viewing. Burial will be in Elysian Gardens.




      The Herald Journal, Saturday, October 5, 2002:

      Cleo Cranney Hinckley

      Our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-gr a ndmother died peacefully at her home on Sept. 30, 2002, after a long li f e of services to her family and her church. She was Utah's oldest resid en t at age 111.

      Cleo and Ira Parnell Hinckley were married Sept. 3, 1919, in the Salt La k e Temple by Elder James E. Talmage. with Ira Noble Hinckley and Alvi n F . Smith as witnesses. Parnell preceded her in death.

      Cleo Cranney Hinckley was born to Willard Duane Cranney and Hattie Woo l f Cranney, Oct. 13, 1890, in Logan, Cache County, Utah. She is survive d b y her children, Mrs. Eldon A. (Harriet) Eliason, Delta, Utah, Mrs. Be rnar d N. (Josephine) Milner, Trenton, N.J., Rhoda Hinckley, Bellevue, Wa sh. , Mrs. Lincoln (Cleo) Eliason, Deseret, Utah, Mrs. Gordon (Dorene) Ew ing , Las Cruces, N.M., Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) Ebert, Ann Arbor, Mich. Prec ede d in death by sons, Parnell King Hinckley and David Narwyn Hinckley . He r numerous descendants, over 160, remember her with fondness and res pec t for the exemplary life she lived.

      Cleo C. Hinckley graduated with honors in the business department of We s t High School. She served an 18 month mission (1912-1914) as one of th e v ery first sister missionaries for the LDS Church in Los Angeles. Sh e wa s correspondence secretary to President Petersen at the Branch Agric ultur al College in Logan, during World War I. She served on the Granit e Stak e YWMIA Board and later the Granite Stake Relief Society Board. Cl eo wa s employed as a business secretary, payroll dept. U. S. Governmen t in Sug arhouse. She also taught school in Pinepoint, MN, (1929)

      Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. in t h e Fairmont Ward, 2465 S. 800 East, Salt Lake City. Friends may call on e h our prior to services at the ward. Burial will follow in the Elysia n Buri al Gardens,1075 East 4580 South. Directional maps and online gues t book a re available at www.russonmortuary.com. The family wishes to exp ress appr eciation to the Bejarano Family for their loving care provide d to Cleo a t her home for over 15 years.